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September 22, 2022
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Volume 19/Issue 38
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TABLE  OF  CONTENTS - Click on it to jump to that section
News Flash
In Jah´s Name We Pray
Ital Statistics
FEATURED VIDEOS  -  Roots Rock Reggae - Sgt. Remo feat. Lutan Fyah
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
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TONIGHT IN RENO, NV - Thursday, September 22, 2022
 "The Bigga Bagga Riddim Tour" UB40 ~The Original Wailers ~ Maxi Priest ~ Big Mountain
7pm ~ All ages
Note: This event was originally scheduled for Truckee, CA but due to smoke from Tahoe Fire, we have moved it indoors to the beautiful Grand Sierra Resort in Reno!
Late-Nite Productions is proud to present "The 2022 Bigga Bagga Riddim Tour" featuring UB40, The Original Wailers, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain live at GRAND SIERRA RESORT IN RENO!
Tix Online at Ticketmaster - Click Here or At Grand Sierra Box Office
UB40 are an English reggae and pop band, formed in December 1978 in Birmingham, England. The band has had more than 50 singles in the UK Singles Chart, and has also achieved considerable international success. They have been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album four times, and in 1984 were nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. UB40 have sold over 70 million records worldwide.
With massive hits like “Red Red Wine” and “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You,” UB40 became one of the biggest names not only in reggae but in pop music in the 1980s and ’90s. 
Doors open at 6pm / Music 7pm  - all ages
Sgt. Remo Releases 2nd Studio Album - Jah Neva Leave
Click Bandcamp Link Here to Listen & Enjoy

San Antonio, TX -- Sgt. Remo caps off a spectacular 2022 with the release of his second studio album Jah Neva Leave.
The 10-track album features collaborations with reggae greats Lutan Fyah, Chezidek, and Ranking Joe. On the production side, Remo worked with The Vibratones, McPullish, Kutral Dub, The San Antones, and Quality Seal Entertainment.
The album includes a good balance of roots reggae, steppers, dancehall, and dub. While Remo’s lyrical ability is on full display throughout, his singing (Sweet Reggae Music, Jah Neva Leave) is a welcome addition to his singular sound.
The album is available on 12" vinyl (Bandcamp) and digital platforms everywhere on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
“I hope that when people check the album, they can listen from the first song all the way to the end without ever wanting to skip any of the songs. That’s what I aspired to achieve.”
The album starts with the heavy roots song Sweet Reggae Music, then changes the pace with Jah Neva Leave, a Jamaican steppers riddim with a sticky-like-glue chorus and fiery lyrics. Highlights of the album include the big collabs with Ranking Joe, Lutan Fyah and Chezidek. Delivery Service feat. Ranking Joe and Kutral Dub and Roots Rock Reggae with Lutan Fyah and McPullish were pre-released to an exceptional response, not just in the U.S., but also in France, Germany, and Mexico.  
Sgt. Remo entered the reggae scene in 2012 with his debut EP Life is for Living. During these ten years Remo has cemented his name in the global reggae landscape with a slew of notable singles including Delivery Service, Just Getting Started, Marie and others. The multi-talented artist is also the mastermind behind King Remo Sound System; San Antonio, TX's first custom sound system. Remo also operates Jah Yute Ent. and Amaru Melchizedek Publishing which are responsible for the majority of Sgt. Remo's catalog, including the 4-album compilation series Reggae SoulJahs Worldwide (2011-2021).

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Baltimore, Maryland - October 15 ITAL FEST - REGGAE IN THE CITY 
 Dreadz N Headz, Charm City Ice, Zara's Ital Delights & JahRick Culture Sound presents an event you won't want to miss! 

Saturday, October 15th 3pm to 10pm

4202 Mortimer Ave, Baltimore MD 21215
Dreadz N Headz presents the 2022 Ital Fest/Reggae in the city, featuring Proverbs Band, Unity Reggae Band, Jahiti, Judy Prescott, and much more! Don't miss out on the Fall Reggae Event of the season!
Sponsors and vendors wanted. See below for tickets and vending information!
  • General Admission BEFORE OCTOBER 9th: $30
  • General Admission AFTER OCTOBER 10th: $50
  • VIP BEFORE OCTOBER 9th: $50 (online only)
  • VIP AFTER OCTOBER 10th: $75 (online only)
  • Food trucks: $400 and up
  • Food vendors: $250
  • Merchant vendors: $200
  • Information vendors: $100
  • Youth vendors: $75
Contact Malaika Cooper at 410.298.0660 or for questions.
California band ends Marley’s 140-week reign on Billboard Reggae Albums chart
King of Reggae Bob Marley is no longer number one on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. After holding on to pole position for a staggering, unbroken two years and seven months, the album Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers has relinquished its top slot.
The new title holder is not a Jamaican singer nor group, it is Californian reggae band Stick Figure with their new album, Wisdom.
Stick Figure is among the reggae bands from California which have been stirring it up. In addition to grabbing the top spot on the Billboard Reggae Albums chart, Wisdom is number one on iTunes Reggae Albums chart, and the group has all of four albums in that top 10. Stick Figure’s album World on Fire sits at number four, Set in Stone is at number five, and Burial Ground claims the number 10 slot.
Port St. Lucie, FL - November 5 - Caribbean Food & Music Festival
The Caribbean American Cultural Group present Caribbean Food and Music Festival! 
CACG mission is to serve as the channel through which the culture, art, history, and spirit of the Caribbean Nations are shared with our local community! 
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Event Center

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(Los Angeles, CA) GRAMMY® nominated musician and dancehall legend Tippa Irie will release his first full-length studio album
in six years, “I’m An African”, on September 15, 2022.
The 16-track album features several well-known artists, and draws inspiration from his family’s roots in Africa and Jamaica.The London-born MC reflects on the historical significance of his past in this highly anticipated 18th career album, while highlighting the impact of and lessons learned from current day events. This broad collection of music moves between serious socio-political conversation and going to the dancehall to simply celebrate life.
Understanding where we come from and how that influences our life decisions is just as important as being able to sit back, relax and just have some fun,” says Tippa.
These last 3 years have been a challenge for everyone, and I wanted to create something to help people forget about their troubles without ignoring what’s actually happening in the world.
The title track “I’m An African” pays homage to leaders from around the world including Malcom X and Bob Marley highlighting their struggles that paved the way for People of Color while also celebrating the positive aspects of life he has experienced as a Black man in the UK.
The album effortlessly weaves its way through hysterical travel encounters on the bus in Jamaica via “Minibus Man” to urging people to treat each other with love and respect in “Got To Do Better.” Dancehall anthems “Hey Girl” and “Hot Like Fire” keep the pace high while “Live the Life I Love” slows it down near the end and reminds us to enjoy the simple things in life.
Tippa gives respect to the younger generation of talent in “Talk Like Koffee”, and the album closes with a recently released single called “Di Ting (The Thing)” bringing forth a thought-provoking discussion about recent events and the
state of the world.
This is Tippa’s first full-length studio album in six years. It is being released on the heels of a European Summer tour which included capacity crowds with stops at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Fest, Lewisham People’s Day Festival in London, and Rototom in Spain, among others.
“I’m An African" can be bought or streamed on all major online streaming platforms as of September 15, 2022.
SMARTLINK - Click HERE to Stream
A video for the title track will also be released on the same day premiering on Tippa’s facebook page. In early 2023, Tippa’s autobiography “It’s Good To Have the Feeling You’re The Best” titled after his hit single of the same name from the 1980s, will be released. The memoir covers the past 40 years of his prestigious career. It is currently available for preorder and will be released through Jacaranda books. Tippa’s autobiography is a life story of big dreams, hopes and music, but also profound traumas and tribulations that Tippa experienced throughout his life, and how music helped him to move forward and achieve successes beyond what he ever imagined was possible.
About Tippa Irie Tippa Irie released his first album “Is It Really Happening to Me” in 1986. He has had several #1 hits in the UK and around the world including Hello Darling, Raggamuffin Girl and Superwoman.
In 2005, Tippa was nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Rap Song for a tune he wrote with Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas called “Hey Mama.” Tippa has toured the world extensively and continues to perform for capacity crowds on every continent. Over the years, he has collaborated with countless artists and has maintained a consistent stream of new releases. He continues to delight fans wherever he performs with his fast-talking style
and high energy shows.
For Press Inquiries Contact: Lynn Rossetto

Katchafire on tour in U.S.! 
Move than 2 years later Katchafire hit the western states of USA & Canada from August 31 for their first North America dates since early 2020!  Our 2022 USA & Canada Tour features special guest Gonzo (from Tribal Seeds) along for selected shows (excl. festivals and Hawaii)





Santa Barbara, CA - 11th Reggae on the Mountain - November 18,19,20, 2022 
Just Announced....
and so many more! 
Friday: Ky Mani Marley, Groundation, DENM, Arise Roots, Vana Liya, Tom Curren, Makua Rothman, Boostive, Rey Fresco, Ital Vibes, Prime Livity, Brian Sheerer + More
Saturday: Steel Pulse, Barrington Levy, Nattali Rize, Prezident Brown, Marlon Asher, Common Sense, Soul Majestic, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Empress Akua , Cornerstone, SYNRGY, Mestizo Beat, True Zion, Pachamama, Yesai + More
Sunday: Ziggy Marley, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Pato Banton, Hempress Sativa, Soul Majestic, Jahgun & Justifyah, Soul Majestic, Quinto Sol, Sensi Trails, Rastan, Irie Nationz, High & Mighty,
Irie Nature + More
Dance with us under the oaks and stars at Live Oak Camp in Santa Barbara, CA for the 11th annual ROTM!
Limited Tier 2 Three Day Passes, Tier 1 Single Day Passes, Glamping & Airstream Packages on sale NOW! 
Head over to to grab your passes while supplies last! 
For all inquiries email:
Salem, OR  - World Reggae Fest Saturday, September 24  - FREE. Family friendly
SReno, NV — LOST IN TIME TOUR — Proteje, Lila Ike, Jesse Royal - Friday, September 30
Late Nite Productions presents...
Proteje, Lila Ike, Jesse Royal 
Friday, September 30, 2022
211 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501 
(Downtown Reno, NV) 
Doors open at 7pm / 8pm Show 
Advance tickets are available for $40
(plus tax/fees) in person at Recycled Records (Reno) or Online at
($10 increase day of show).
General admission / 21+. 
Late-Nite Productions is proud to present
"The Lost In Time Tour" featuring Protoje, Jesse Royal and Lila Ike, live at Virginia St. Brewhouse in Downtown Reno, NV. ca to singer Lorna Bennett and former calypso king Mike Ollivierre, Protoje blends hip hop, soul and jazz into his native sounds of reggae and dancehall. The musical prodigy, along with a collective of fellow artists, began getting mainstream attention for their addictive melodies and conscious lyrical messages in a movement dubbed the “reggae revival.”  
Publications such as VOGUE, Rolling Stone and The FADER have declared him one of the brightest talents out of Jamaica. His catalog consists of the following studio albums: Seven Year Itch (2011), The 8 Year Affair (2013), Ancient Future (2015) and A Matter Of Time (2018) and In Search Of Lost Time (2020). As a producer, he receives a co-credit for Rock & Groove Riddim (2019). His studio album A Matter Of Time earned him a GRAMMY nomination for Best Reggae Album and his national U.S. TV performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, both in 2019. He has toured with Ms. Lauryn Hill and appeared on major festivals including Coachella (US), Glastonbury (UK), Afropunk (US), Reading & Leeds (UK), Sole DXB (Dubai) and Lollapalooza (Chile), reaching audiences far and wide with his genre-fusing sound.  
In 2020, the musician signed an unprecedented major deal with RCA Records in partnership with Six Course Records and his label and management company In.Digg.Nation Collective. Under the RCA deal, Protoje brokered individual album deals for himself as well as rising female artists Lila Iké, Sevana and Jaz Elise. He has received praise from the likes of NYLON and Uproxx for In.Digg.Nation Collective’s forward-thinking sound. He performed on NPR Tiny Desk and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert #PlayAtHome and graced one of i-D magazine’s digital covers for Spring 2021. In 2022, Protoje will release his 6th studio album. Catch him live one night only in Reno, NV on September 30th!
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Brooklyn, NY - Sunday, September 25 Downbeat The Ruler.
The final 2022 edition of the Coney Island Reggae summer DJ soundsystem series takes place from noon-7 p.m.
K Bridge Park, 470 Scott Avenue in Brooklyn,  Sunday, September 25th, featuring the return
of Downbeat The Ruler.
The event also includes reggae vinyl DJs from the New York community joining Downbeat to celebrate classic reggae soundsystem culture. As always, the event is powered by Chanter, The Timeless Sound.
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FEATURED VIDEOS  -  Roots Rock Reggae - Sgt. Remo feat. Lutan Fyah

Legendary pop-reggae band UB40, is known for their worldwide iconic hits RED, RED WINE
The band will be performing at Truckee Outdoor Amphitheatre on September 22 with openers
The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain, and just released a new song, “Champion.”  They will also be releasing a new rendition of “Red, Red Wine” (whose original version just went Certified Double Platinum) on September 2.
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In Jah´s Name We Pray
Deep in the center of my being is an infinite well of love...I now allow that love to flow to the surface.
Richie B's Jamaican Reggae Airplay Charts 
Jamaica Music Countdown — By Richard ‘Richie B’ Burgess
TOP 25 Dancehall Singles, TOP 25 Reggae Singles and TOP 10 Albums/CD Chart
Ital Statistics
This Week in Reggae — and Nubian, Rasta, herb and related history
 September 22
1862: The 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issues preliminary proclamation announcing that emancipation
would become effective on January 1, 1863.
1960: Mali (without Senegal) gains independence from France. (National Day)
1980: Bob Marley takes to a doctor, his brain tumor detected.
1989: Jimmy Cliff hops onstage with Bruce Springsteen at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park.
The pair sing Cliff's "Trapped", which Springsteen had recorded for the "We Are The World" album.
 September 23
1862: Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
----: Mackie Conscious (Dennis McKay) is born in the inner city of Clarke Street, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
1966: (or 1967): Junior Tucker (Leslie Tucker, Jr.) is born.
1980: The last performance of Bob Marley at the Stanley, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
"Redemption Song" performed on this concert is in a boxset "Songs of Freedom".
 September 24
1955: Winston George Bowen aka Bo Pee [809; guitar] is born in Jamaica.
1959: Drummie Zeb [Aswad] is born Angus Gaye in London.
1962: Singer Triston Palma is born in Waltham Park, Kingston, Jamaica.
1968: Ushiwakamaru, Japanese DJ, is born.
1973: Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) declares independence.
1979: The Wailers hold a benefit concert in the National Heroes Arena, Jamaica.
1983: "Labour Of Love", a collection of classic songs given UB40 reggae treatments, hits U.K. #1
in its week of entry, and will stay on the chart for 18 months.
It is supported by a short film, similarly titled, directed by Bernard Rose together with latest band recruit, Brian Travers.

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